11/13/20 New Releases
A number of our shipments were delayed this week presumably because of Covid. Some things that we’ll have next: BORIS LP reissues, ATMOSPHERE, FELT, Strum & Thrum compilation, TOR LUNDVALL, THE BATS, AESOP ROCK, MOLCHAT DOMA, DAVID NACE, WILLIAM BASINSKI, GHOST FUNK ORCHESTRA, P.J. HAVEY & JOHN PARISH LP reissue
FIELDED – Demisexual Lovelace LP (Backwoodz Studioz)
It feels like the ridiculously talented Chicago ex pat/Brooklyn based musician Lindsay Powell has been building to this moment for the last few years. It’s rare that a record is so packed with this many lyrical & musical ideas. “Demisexual Lovelace” has elements of modern R&B & hip-hop similar to SOLANGE in its ambition, art pop ala BJORK, nods at 70s & 80s soundtracks by VANGELIS & TANGERINE DREAM & more. Some artists are shooting stars & Lindsay is one of them. RECOMMENDED.
GRATEFUL DEAD – American Beauty 50th Anniversary LP (Rhino)
The best Dead studio album & one of the greatest records of all time finally available again on 180GRM vinyl.
HUM – Inlet LP (Earth Analog)
In the middle of the pandemic in 2020 we got a nice surprise when HUM dropped their first album in 22 years without any warning. After numerous delays the physical versions are finally here. The band hasn’t changed their sound much, maybe just updated it a little more with modern effects pedals & synths. This is a strong album with memorable riffs & vocals melodies. This one maybe feels a little more shoegaze but it’s still got some muscle to it. Fans of their original albums & stuff like SHINER, early SMASHING PUMPKINS, CHAVEZ, TORCHE, SWERVEDRIVER etc… will love this. RECOMMENDED.
LAMBCHOP – TRIP LP/CD (Merge) limited “Peak Vinyl” edition w/ print!
Covers album from Kurt Wagner & co., who experiment with songs from WILCO, STEVIE WONDER and THE SUPREMES to very different effect – with tracks touching on the sounds of country rock, lounge and an overall dusty ambience that the band has explored throughout their career.
MAYHEM – De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas: 25th Anniversary 5LP box set (Deathlike Silence) Finally here after numerous delays!
25th anniversary deluxe box set for one of the most important black metal records ever released. Dedicated to Euronymous, this very fancy box includes the original album with a foil-stamped sleeve, 4LPs of rehearsals & demos & a hardbound book.
***NOTE: These box sets came open so that the LPs could be shipped outside of their sleeves to prevent seem splits. We did not open these box sets.*** RECOMMENDED.
THURSTON MOORE – By the Fire LP (Daydream Library Series) now on orange vinyl!
We think a lot of you will be excited to hear that “By the Fire” is the most SONIC YOUTH sounding Thurston solo record in a while. Featuring the same band as the last few records featuring Deb of MY BLOOD VALENTINE & guitarist James Sedwards, the songs are strong with some truly inspired guitar work. Hearing this now, it almost seems like the more experimental & jammy “Spirit Counsel” was Thurston working out new guitar sounds for the next pop record & this is it.
TOMBERLIN – Projections LP (Saddle Creek) picture disc in clear PVC sleeve
2020 EP from LA’s TOMBERLIN, working within the same musical territory as PHOEBE BRIDGERS, SOCCER MOMMY and the softer side of WYE OAK. This is inviting music, layering affected dreamlike vocal harmonies over lush but unobtrusive folk rock arrangements. Solid stuff.
OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES
AC/DC – Pwr Up LP/CD (Columbia)
ALICE IN CHAINS – Facelift LP (Columbia) remaster
JOHN BENCE – Love LP (Thrill Jockey) ltd. “blood orange” vinyl
BONOBO & TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS – Heartbreak 12” (Outlier)
JOHNNY CASH And the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra LP/CD (Columbia)
COLDPLAY – Parachutes LP (Parlophone) yellow vinyl 20th anniversary
LORAINE JAMES – Nothing 12” (Hyperdub)
MACABRE – Carnival of KIllers LP/CD (Nuclear Blast)
CHRIS STAPLETON – Starting Over LP (Mercury) with free poster while supplies last (as of 6PM Friday night, Wicker Park has not received posters but the Lakeview and Loop stores have them)
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS – Core LP (Atlantic)
SWAMP DOGG – Total Destruction To Your Mind LP (Alive) ltd. color vinyl reissue